& cplSiteName &

Verizon: Make Way for ViOS

Phil Harvey

First there was FiOS. Now, there's ViOS.

In an exclusive LRTV interview taping at Light Reading's Ethernet Expo on Monday, Verizon Enterprise Solutions 's VP of Advanced Data and IP Services, Tom Roche, let slip that his company is cooking up a new brand of fiber-based services for business called ViOS -- Verizon Integrated Optical Services.

Here's the video clip with Roche's fiber revelation: Verizon ViOS: Coming Soon.

"What ViOS will provide is a single infrastructure that allows connectivity to our converged packet access switch," Roche says. That access will allow Verizon to provide a number of business services over a managed fiber connection. And, for Verizon, it will build on the success and experience the company has gained since launching its residential fiber access service, FiOS, more than two years ago.

As in the consumer market, a straight fiber connection will give businesses a bandwidth boost. That can enable clearer calls, as well as more widespread use of Web conferencing tools and remote access software. More importantly, it will allow for all sorts of video-based business services that would push the limits of today's copper-based access technologies.

Roche didn't disclose any other details, at the insistence of his PR handlers. And he flubbed a word or two when talking of the timeframe, so we'll have to guess what he really meant. But we'll work to ferret out the details as they become available.

— Phil Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading

(1)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
User Rank: Light Beer
12/5/2012 | 3:37:00 AM
re: Verizon: Make Way for ViOS
Look out Residential customers, Businesses passed is the next most important measure.

Slow roll residential until you get the neighborhood businesses.


Seven - 'More Money in Businesses'
rjm - Metropolitan Network?
Featured Video
From The Founder
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
Is Gmail Testing Self-Destructing Messages?
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/13/2018
BDAC Blowback – Ex-Chair Arrested
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/17/2018
Verizon: Lack of Interoperability, Consistency Slows Automation
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
AT&T Exec Dishes That He's Not So Hot on Rival-Partner Comcast
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/19/2018
Comcast, Netflix Cozy Up in New Deal
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/13/2018
Animals with Phones
I Heard There Was a Dresscode... Click Here
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed